The Binghamton University Libraries Celebrate 75 Years of Link Flight Simulation

In 1929, Edwin A. Link, Jr. invented the Link trainer or Blue Box and forever changed the way in which pilots learned to fly. A permanent exhibit honoring Edwin A. Link, Jr., the father of flight simulation, is on display in the lobby of Bartle Library. The current display outlines the history of Ed Link and his contributions to flight simulation. Exhibit items will be changed periodically in order to highlight the various aspects of the Link Collections. The Link Collections are housed in the Special Collections department and consist of the Edwin A. Link, Jr. papers; his wife’s materials, the Marion Clayton Link papers; his sister’s papers, the Marilyn C. Link collections; records from the Link Foundations and from Hughes Training, Inc. (formerly the Link Aviation Company) as well as over 100 books donated by the Links, most of which are rare aviation books from Edwin Link’s personal library.